In addition to any injuries you might have sustained in a car accident, your car will also take damage. One possible result of that is a “totaled” car, also known as a total loss.
The injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you have significant experience in helping clients who have been in an accident that has resulted in a totaled car. Our offices are conveniently located in nearby Chandler, Peoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person at our nearby offices, over the phone, or video call. You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.
By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor who can help you. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people. Our familiarity with the local Phoenix courts makes us confident that we can help you get the best settlement possible.
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“I don’t have any experience with lawyers and such, but overall I had a good experience with them! I was rear ended and my vehicle was totaled back in September, so I called them because they were recommended by a friend. Once we moved into negotiations everything went by pretty quickly. I received letters as well as follow up phone calls and such.
We worked closely with Ariana in the beginning who was super sweet and then we worked with Shane who was extremely professional and explained everything to me very thoroughly and had no problem answering my dumb questions.” – Dakota Dyche (Read this Review on Google)
“I am so thankful for this law firm. I got into an accident with 2 other cars and was sued, even though it was determined that the accident was not my fault. The person who’s fault it was came after me anyway! The front of my car was completely smashed in and they only walked away with a small bumper dent. I lost a whole car that I had just got! … [Phoenix Accident and Injury] Law Firm made me feel welcome and heard. They also helped me win the case! I highly recommend them, you can tell that they love what they do because they give it their all.” – Britteny Bailey (Read this Review on Google)
“My partner and I, along with our 3 children, were in a car accident. I had found a wonderful chiropractor after the accident (Dr. Taylor) and he referred me to … [Phoenix Accident and Injury] Law Firm. I was actually shocked at the quick response. I had left a few voicemails on Goldberg and Osbourne, and never got a return call even!
The day I called… [Phoenix Accident and Injury] an associate came to my house that day to go over everything and I signed with them. I couldn’t believe she took the time to drive to my house, it was very helpful seeing as though my car was totaled. I was relieved to not have to deal with the harassing calls from the insurance companies, all I had to do is say call my lawyer.
What a relief. I was able to email and text any questions I had and always had a response within 24 hours. My dad is an attorney out of state, has been for decades, and he even called and talked to the associate I signed with, he said he felt very comfortable and also said they seem to be “very sharp”. Everything went smooth, our settlement was more than we expected. Everything was always explained and we knew exactly what was happening all the time.
We closed up with Carolyn Button who was prompt and thorough going over the paperwork and breaking everything down for us. Hope to not get into any more accidents, but without a question this is where I would go.” – Jesse Chanley (Read this Review on Google)
Many people throw this term around, but may not know exactly what it means. Some people may think that a car is “totaled” only if the car is crumpled beyond recognition. However, a car is considered to be totaled when the cost of the repairs exceeds the total cost of the car. This can, of course, happen if the car is destroyed. But, it can also happen with more minor damage particularly if your car is older.
If you’re involved in a car accident and you think your car is totaled, there are a few steps you need to take. First, contact your insurance company to find out their valuation of the car as well as to conduct an inspection. Then, contact a mechanic to determine the price of repairs. You may need to get in touch with a personal injury attorney to pursue a claim if the accident was not your fault.
You do not have to pay insurance on a totaled car because the car is not drivable. However, if you have financed or leased your car, you should still be making those payments in order to keep your credit score in good standing. Be sure to save any receipts or invoices you may receive.
If the insurance company says that your car is totaled, they will likely only give you a check for the market value of the car on the day it was totaled. That means that if you still owe money on your car, you can be stuck paying for a car you no longer have. Additionally, your insurance company will likely take the body of the car in order to recoup some of their loss.
If your insurance company does not want to take your car, here is a list of some junkyards where you can sell your totaled car.
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At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their personal injuries, including those from totaled car accidents in the Phoenix area. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located near you.
If you have been in a totaled car accident, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.